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Road Construction, 1919

Identifier: B207.01.0001.0001.00003


Mounted photograph showing construction of a road in South Dakota in 1919. A Caterpillar tractor drags a grading machine in the foreground. There is a driver on the tractor and an operator on the machine. Eleven teamsters with horse-drawn wagons are lined up above and behind the tractor and grading machine. After serving in the Army as an engineer during World War I, Morris Adelstein joined his mother in Kadoka, South Dakota. He was elected as the county engineer for several counties. Morris Adelstein and his banker founded the Northwestern Engineering Company in 1924.


  • 1919


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From the File: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 legal document box)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Papers contain nine folders and one book, Paving the Way: The Life Morris E. Adelstein by Howard Shaff and Audrey K. Shaff (1970). There are eight folders of photographs and one folder with two issues of The National Jewish Monthly magazine (1944-1945).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, 9.5 x 6 inches photograph, 13.5 x 9.5 inches mounting, black and white.

Inscription and Marks

A typed file label on the mounting “Northwestern Engineering Company, 1919” and a photographer inscription: “Miller, Pierre, SD” is on the mounting. “#3” is printed on the photograph.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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